The American Welding Society released two new technical standards. AWS D16.1:2004 (R2016), Specification for Robotic Arc Welding Safety, includes minor editorial changes to the 2014 standard. It establishes safety requirements with respect to the design, manufacture, maintenance and operation of arc welding robot systems. AWS C2.20/C2.20M:2016, Specification for Thermal Spraying Zinc Anodes on Steel Reinforced Concrete, covers the application… Continued
MagneGas Corp is now supplying General Motors with its MagneGas fuel. MagneGas converts liquid-based materials into hydrogen-based fuel, removing acetylene from the process. GM is trialing the fuel in maintenance and metalworking activities at its Grand Blanc Weld and Tool Center in Flint, Mich. GM chose the fuel for its environmental, health and safety benefits because it found the fuel cut cleaner and faster and… Continued
Coldwater Machine Co. entered into a strategic partner agreement with Yaskawa Motoman. The Ascend16 Program enhances Coldwater’s existing Motoman Strategic Partner agreement by providing priority sales and technical support to Coldwater when integrating Yaskawa Motoman robots into its automation solutions. The partnership also provides opportunities for software access and customized technical training.
Pferd Inc. appointed Jon-Michael Raymond vice president, sales. In this position, Raymond will manage the company’s U.S. sales force responsible for the welding, industrial and STAFDA channels. Prior to joining Pferd, Raymond was manager, private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada for Osborn Mfg. He also has held several positions with Saint-Gobain-Norton.
The Lincoln Electric Co. is part of a team that received $1 million in funding through America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in conjunction with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, for pursuing its patented laser hot wire technology for additive manufacturing. The team also includes: Caterpillar, EWI, GKN Aerospace, IPG Photonics, ITAMCO, Oak Ridge National Lab, United… Continued
Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives’s Quantum (NQ3) depressed center grinding wheels feature a proprietary grain along with a bond system allowing for a better mix quality in manufacturing. Test results conducted with wheels and competitive wheels revealed that NQ3 wheels removed almost twice the amount of carbon steel at 5-min. intervals. The wheels are offered in 12… Continued
Hypertherm introduces an air curtain for underwater cutting for use with the Centricut quick-change torch for Esab PT-36, PT-600 and PT-19XLS torches. The air curtain mounts directly on to the torch. Once installed, it produces a curtain of air that surrounds the plasma arc to keep the arc free from the effects of water. A… Continued
Prima Power Laserdyne offers the Laserdyne 606D, a multi-axis laser processing system that has two independent workstations. Features include two six-axis motion systems, two S94P laser process controls for motion and laser coordination, and two fiber lasers. Applications include precision 3D laser cutting, welding, drilling and texturing of a range of materials. The system is… Continued
Weiler Abrasives Group introduces its Weiler Process Solutions (WPS) program. The program provides customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical device, firearms manufacturing and general machining fields with application assistance and process development solutions to address their cleaning, machining, deburring and finishing challenges. The program offers onsite technical support, analyzes processes, provides bottleneck solutions, assesses ergonomic… Continued
Tregaskiss announced its Tough Gun reamer stand for the Tough Gun TT3 and TT3E reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations. The fixed stand can be ordered in custom heights and features a simplified design. The bolt pattern supports the use of a quick-change base plate as well as a hole pattern specific for mounting. The stand includes a standardized hole pattern for mounting it to… Continued